The Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS® (SCCAOR) installed Sandy Jamison as its President during an evening ceremony at the Hayes Mansion on January 24. She will serve as the 2020 President of SCCAOR, a real estate trade organization that represents over 6,400 REALTOR® and Affiliate members in Santa Clara County.

“I am honored and privileged to assume the role of the President of the Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS®,” said Jamison. “My theme this year is ‘A Strategic Vision for The Future’. I am fortunate this year to have the unique opportunity to lead and set the strategic vision for the organization for the next three years. I intend to put a hard focus on supporting SCCAOR’s mission of providing real and measurable benefits and value to our members while also fiercely protecting and preserving private property rights and promoting homeownership. By taking a hard look at our vision we can build in the momentum for the next decade.”

Jamison has been buying and selling real estate both personally and professionally since 1997. She founded Tuscana Properties in 2008 after spending 10 years working in high tech companies like eBay and Advanced Micro Devices. 

In addition to serving her clients, she is a very active leader at SCCAOR, serving on the Board of Directors since 2015. She also served as Grievance Committee Chair in 2015, Education Committee Chair in 2015 & 2016, Professional Standards Committee Director since 2016, Local Candidate Review Committee Chair in 2017, Treasurer in 2018, and President-Elect in 2019. Additionally, she won SCCAOR REALTOR® of the Year in 2016. 

SCCAOR CEO Neil Collins said that SCCAOR is so fortunate to have such a productive REALTOR® of Sandy’s caliber as President for 2020. “She is a true visionary and is eager to apply her corporate background to successfully lead SCCAOR into the next decade,” he said. 

Other SCCAOR Officers that were installed include Doug Goss (President-Elect), Lisa Faria (Vice President), and Stephen Theard (Treasurer/Secretary). They will be joined by SCCAOR Board of Directors, which includes: Kip Barnard, Jen Beehler, Frank Cancilla, William Chea, Kevin Cole, Kraig Constantino, Derek Essary, Gustavo Gonzalez Don Jessup, Elizabeth Monley, Gabrielle Perez, Tam Quach, William Rehbock, John Scaglione, and Rick Smith.

This event also saw the presentation of several awards that celebrated some of our top members from 2019. Congratulations to the following award winners:

2019 REALTOR® of the Year: Myron Von Raesfeld
2019 Affiliate of the Year: Al Arias
2019 Volunteer of the Year: William Chea
2019 President’s Choice Awards: Carl San Miguel and William Chea

You can view and/or download the photos from the evening by following these steps:
1. Visit www.harrywhophotography.com
2. Go to CLIENTS and then look for the Gallery called “SCCAOR – EVENT
3. Enter the Gallery with the password Hayes0120 
4. The individual logo-free images can be downloaded from the Gallery.

By Sandy Jamison

Happy New Year and welcome to the new 20’s.  I’m very excited and honored to begin my term as your 2020 SCCAOR President. First, I’d like to thank Gustavo Gonzalez, your 2019 Association President for his commitment to service and outstanding job this past year. This coming year I will be joined by a very talented leadership team that includes President-Elect Doug Goss, Vice President Lisa Faria, and Secretary/Treasurer Stephen Theard. I look forward to working closely with this team and our Board of Directors to help guide our Association toward some new and exciting goals.

As President, my main goals will be to provide best-in-class member benefits at competitive prices while strengthening the Association, to develop and implement new communications strategies to enhance our member engagement and advocacy impact, and to focus on operational excellence through process and technology implementations aimed at improving productivity and efficiency.

There is a lot to look forward to as we enter this new decade. As REALTORS®, we will face a number of challenges in our market and industry but at the same time we’ll see some exciting new opportunities. SCCAOR recently opened a new Service Center in Gilroy to help serve the needs of our South County residents. The office has a membership center, a REALTOR® Store, and a training room that will soon be hosting classes and other meetings for our members.

Our Advocacy Team anticipates a busy year in 2020. Since the primary election was moved from June to March, candidate interviews and ballot measures started coming early. SCCAOR has endorsed candidates in four out of the five San Jose City Council races, and we anticipate making endorsements in Campbell, Milpitas, Gilroy, Morgan Hill, Cupertino, and the Santa Clara County Supervisor’s race after March.

Measure E (San Jose-only March Primary ballot measure) will continue to tax those who want to buy or sell a home in the form of a massive increase to the local Transfer Tax. This tax increase will take the existing tax from $3.30/$1,000 of assessed value, to $15/$1,000 of assessed value – a 450% increase! We remain firmly opposed and encourage you to vote NO on Measure E.

SCCAOR will also be joining forces with C.A.R. to gather signatures for their state-wide ballot measure, The Family Home Protection and Fairness in Property Tax Act of 2020. I encourage you to add your signature to the list next time you’re in the SCCAOR office.

In our recent annual Member survey, 65.2% of SCCAOR Members said they would consider switching MLS providers if the option were available. In response, SCCAOR has invited the state-wide California Regional Multiple Listing Service (“CRMLS”) to make a special presentation to our members. These presentations will happen on January 14 in our Gilroy office and January 15 in our San Jose office. We hope you will be able to join us to learn about some of the exciting opportunities they have to offer. Your feedback will be immensely helpful to the SCCAOR Board of Directors as we look to address our members’ concerns. You can learn more and register to attend for free here.

I wish you a prosperous new year and I look forward to seeing you at all of our events throughout the year!

Daniela Pfuetzenreiter has joined SCCAOR as our new Membership Coordinator. She will work alongside our Membership Team to help new members join SCCAOR and assist current members with any questions or issues about their Association membership.

“One of the most exciting things about working with REALTORS® is giving them the tools needed to help people find their homes,” said Pfuetzenreiter. “And in some way, I think I am doing a part in helping them find their homes as well.”

Daniela is no stranger to the real estate industry. She worked for the San Benito Association of REALTORS® for three years as an Executive Assistant, where she handled communications, social media, tour meetings, and other membership related activities.

“We are so happy to have Daniela on the team,” said Tracey Lee, Membership Services Manager. “Her past Association experience and positive attitude make her a great addition to SCCAOR and we look forward to having her work at our new Gilroy office when it opens.”

Born and raised in Brazil, Daniela studied Journalism and Communications in college. She then lived in London, England for a year where she worked for WA International. In 2005 she moved to the United States and has lived in California ever since. In her free time, she enjoys photography, going to the beach, boating, riding her bicycle, and looking after her dogs and cats.

The Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS® would like to congratulate our incoming 2020 Leadership Team.

2020 Officers

 

2020 Directors

Jen Beehler
Elizabeth Monley
John Scaglione
Will Chea
Gustavo Gonzalez*
Derek Essary – 2020 SCRA Representative**


* Per SCCAOR policy, the immediate Past President is given a three-year term.

**Per SCCAOR Bylaws, one director shall be designated by the South County REALTORS® Alliance to serve a one-year term from January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.

An important message for our Supra Keyholders that use iPhones/iPads:

Apple will release a new operating system, iOS 13, for iPhones and iPads, on Thursday, September 19. A new version of Supra eKEY app is now available in the Apple app store.

Important! Please update your eKEY app to this new version before you update your iPhone or iPad to iOS 13. You may not be able to access keyboxes if you use a previous version of the eKEY app with iOS 13.

To update to the latest version of the eKEY app:

  1. Go to your iPhone or iPad home screen and tap the App Store icon
  2. Tap the Updates icon in the bottom right of the screen
  3. Scroll to locate the eKEY app and select Update or select Update All at the top of the screen to update all of your apps. New Supra eKEY app for iOS 13

Over 500 Bay Area real estate professionals attended the REignite Real Estate Conference & Expo on September 19, 2019, at the DoubleTree Hotel in San Jose. The event featured numerous educational speakers, including C.A.R.’s Deputy Chief Economist, Jordan Levine, who delivered a keynote on the Silicon Valley housing market forecast. The event also featured an Expo Hall with over 40 exhibitors showcasing their real estate related products and services.

 

 

Links to the Speaker’s Presentations

Kenny Truong – Getting Your Social Brand to 100%
Nicole Nicolay – Stop Trying to Be Your Competition

Jordan Levine – California Housing Market Outlook
Heidi Moran – Mastering the Fundamentals is a Team Sport
Mike Bui – Market Yourself to Win Listings and Farms
John Pinto – Living Your Best Life, While Still Crushing It
Greg Simpson – Claiming Your Place in the Luxury Market
Adria Quinones-Masur – Serving the Many Faces of Silicon Valley

Thank you to all the SCCAOR Members, Volunteers, and Staff that helped make this event a success! We will see you next year!

Blanca Lopez has joined SCCAOR as our new Membership Coordinator. Working alongside our membership services team, Blanca will help new REALTORS® and Affiliates join SCCAOR and assist current members with everything relating to their Association membership.

“I am happy to start my career with SCCAOR and I look forward to providing the best customer service to our members,” said Lopez. “I want them to have a great experience and be happy to be a part of this Association.”

Before joining SCCAOR, Blanca was a project coordinator for a company that provided interpretation services to doctors and attorneys.

“Blanca is a great addition to our Membership team,” said Tracey Lee, Membership Services Manager. “Her background in customer service will be a great benefit to our organization.”

In her free time, Blanca enjoys jogging, watching sports, and listening to music.

“I love to listen to 80’s music and techno,” she said.


 If you ever have any questions, you can reach our Membership Services team by phone (408-445-8500), email (membership@sccaor.com), and also via live chat on our website.